I have developed full-time 5 years of VB6 and VB.NET. I switched to C# and I would never go back to VB again.
I even ignore VB project offers, because I don't want to read and work with this verbose language anymore.
I can not see any advantage in VB.NET and I was a long term, full-time user.
The ONLY but very little advantage may be, that beginners can better read it over C# - but this it.
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Develop once, run everywhere would be THE paradise and game changer for any developer. Who would ever work with other IDEs again?
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If Microsoft depreceates something so valueable, then it should explain, why and what is the long term strategy behind it. If Microsoft thinks, that there are much better alternatives in the market today, then they should point out, which ones are better today. For example, to kick Silverlight was clear to everybody, years before the official kick came.
I think Microsoft should offer at least 2 DB systems: SQL Server/Express for the corporate market and a serverless DB for small desktop application. I am asking you: Who wants a desktop application, that installs a DB server on a normal Windows client or a phone? That is absurd.
Bring back SQL Server Compact!
In an super ideal world, the Entity Framework 6.x would support SQL Server and SQL Compact, so that you just had to change the connection string, to point to one of these DBs.